Lozano Vs. Tabares Time

It's primary election day, so there's that.  Plus a school event with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (do kids even know who he is anymore?) and a new ethics push from JCB et al.

Abdul-Jabbar talks education with Illinois governor WBEZ: NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is pushing students on Chicago's South Side to become scientists and engineers while perfecting their jump shots.

Abdul-Jabbar Talks Science with Students Fox: NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spoke to students and community members at a South Side high school Sunday, but he wasn’t talking about basketball.

Rally to Restore Chicago’s Education System ChicagoTalks: Kenwood-Oakland community activist, Jitu Brown, organized 30-to-40 people in front of the building where his message was clearly heard by two CPS media officials.

Citing gifts inquiry, CPS chief announces new ethics push Tribune:  Staff who oversees vendor contracts will undergo more training, according to email In the wake of a gifts scandal inside the Chicago Public Schools food services department, employees who oversee vendor contracts will begin a new round of training to reaffirm the district's code of ethics, officials announced Monday.

Go Vote Now! School Tech Connect: You're on your own with the water commissioners.

Election Preview: State And County Races Progress Illinois: The Chicago Teachers Union and other organized labor including SEIU Illinois Council (sponsor of this site), backs Lozano. The United Neighborhood Organization charter school network, which often clashes with CTU, supports Tabares.

Teachers tell Department of Ed about RESPECT Catalyst: Many told Dexter Chaney, a Ryerson Elementary assistant principal who received a Teaching Ambassador Fellowship with the U.S. Department of Education, that they were optimistic the government’s plan could attract more students to the teaching profession.



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  • From Stand:

    "14 Democrats and Republicans endorsed - 14 winners. This is a strong testament to the will of Illinois voters to keep children at the center of our education decisions in Springfield.

    Send a note of congratulations to the winning candidates and thank them for standing up for children.

    In the Illinois House, Stand endorsed the following winning candidates: Edward Acevedo (D-2), Adam Brown (R-102), Ken Dunkin (D-5), Jim Durkin (R-82), Stephanie Kifowit (D-84), Christian Mitchell (D-26), Ron Sandack (R-81), and Silvana Tabares (D-21).

    In the Senate we endorsed: Kirk Dillard (R-24), Sam McCann (R-50), Karen McConnaughay (R-33), Joe Neal (R-31), Michael Noland (D-22), and Carole Pankau (R-23).

    They are all reveling in the day-after win, keep the high going with a note of congratulations.

    Stand for Children's mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, a college education. We recognize that to achieve this mission requires a disciplined and strategic approach, which is why Stand for Children is committed to grassroots organizing and political advocacy.

    We chose to endorse our candidates because we believe they are leaders who are deeply committed to improving educational opportunities for children and who put students at the forefront of education policies.

    We looked for, and found, candidates who believe in these tenets to building better public schools:
    Support outstanding teachers and leaders, through policies on: evaluations; compensation; teacher qualification index; alternative certification programs; two-tier principal credentialing and teacher leadership in schools.
    Require high standards and effective systems: charter school funding; lift the charter school cap; longer school day; common core standards and the PARCC Consortium.
    Education budget priorities, including funding for: teacher and principal development, accountability, high-poverty districts, and early childhood and bilingual education.
    These wins are a huge for Illinois children. Let the candidates know you are excited they are education champions."


  • Tabares edges Lozano in 21st; Hernandez coasts in 24th http://ow.ly/9NrLD

  • 70 votes short in the 39th, says School Tech Connect: Heartbreaker http://ow.ly/9NrG8

  • Grass roots’ effort comes up just a little short against Big Money and the Machine. UPDATE. « Fred Klonsky http://ow.ly/9NrW6

  • What a sad state, this Illinois. Record low voter turnout in the city.

    At least a half dozen of my students worked as election judges Tuesday. One told me his precinct saw only 30 voters the whole day. Sigh.

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